Birmingham Walking Tours
For a great day out in Birmingham that's a little more active than being driven around on a bus, how about a walking tour? An entertaining and fun way to see the city that's perfect for families, couples or even individuals in the city with a few hours to kill.
Birmingham walking tours are the perfect way to visit the city if you really want to get to know the place – particularly if the weather is good, there is no better way to explore everything the city has to offer than getting out and about on foot, led by qualified and experienced Blue Badge guides who will ensure that your tour is as entertaining as it is educational.
There are lots of different kinds of walk to choose from too, including Canal Walks, Real Ale Walks and general History of Birmingham Walks.
- Learn about Birmingham's unique history, from medieval times right through to the 21st century, on one of the city's great History Walks. Follow the evolution of the city as you walk from one landmark to the next. Feel Birmingham's unique past come to life, as you learn about the architectural heritage and the amazing people who helped put this equally amazing city on the map.
- Sign yourself up to a Canal Walk and see with your own eyes how Birmingham's canal system played a hugely significant role in the evolution of the city. Guided from Gas Street Basin to the Old Turn Junction, taking in the Oozel Street Loop and the Farmer's Bridge Locks on the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal, you will learn about the influence of the Duke of Bridgewater on the development of the city's network of canals and discover the secrets of the first Cadbury factory and the city's first gas works.
- On a Real Ale Walk, you'll get to sample some of the city's finest brews, including Two Towers, Wye Valley Butty Bach and Purity Mad Goose on the Hockley Loop Real Ale Trail. You'll get to visit some of the city's best pubs, including The Church Inn, The Old Joint Stock, The Lord Clifden and The Old Contemptibles, learning about the fascinating history of the city and the wonderful real ales that evolved alongside it.